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Monitor shuts down if touch tower

Q: Monitor shuts down if touch tower

I have a new Dell XPS8910 and a Dell S2316M monitor purchased last year. The computer uses a new type cord to connect to the monitor. I bought an adapter to join the monitor to my computer. The problem is if I touch the tower the monitor no longer connects.
The XPS8910 came with an adapter to connect to monitor. My new PC was replaced by Dell due to problems. The replacement PC needed a different pin layout so I bought a new adapter. Both the 1st and current PC have problems keeping the monitor connected. With some adjusting it reconnects. This is very annoying. I have tried tightening the connections, but any moving of the tower causes a disconnect.
Any ideas of what I can do to fix the annoying problem?

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A: Monitor shuts down if touch tower

Since 2 PCs are having the same problem, it sounds more like an issue with the monitor.
What happens if you test a different monitor on this PC or this monitor on another PC?

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As title reads. I believe it's still on Windows 10. On start up from powered off it gives me f2 (set up) and f12 (boot up). I've tried everything possible. It won't boot up to desktop. I just want to restore it to factory settings but can't. I've let it sit an it just does the POST load and turns black then restarts back to the POST (dell logo and load bar) over and over again. Please help! Email me at <ADMIN NOTE: Email id removed per privacy policy> also to help me

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I have an HP Pavillion about 3 years old. I have been having a lot of trouble with my computer since before the summer. A friend tookit home and tried to look at it and took out some stuff and it was okm for about a month and now the problem is persisiting once more:
The tower beeps and the computer will not turn on. Sometimes I am able to turn the computer on ( with no beeping) and get to my email, once there I will be on for maybe 3 minutes and the computer just shuts off and what appears is a blue screen with an alert message about restarting the computer. I restart it and the same thing happens. My friend checked the mouse and keyboard by hooking it up to his and that was not the problem. I am very frustrated having to use my computer at work and not being able to work at home! Do I need to just forget it and buy a new computer??
 

A:Tower is beeping and shuts off

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I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to computer, ah, specs (or finding information about the one I have)... so I don't have much for you to go on.

Computer is a Dell, with Windows XP Home Edition. Monitor is LCD.

A few days ago (around Wednesday morning) my monitor began to click on and off. The screen would flash black and the light, next to the on/off button, would flash from green (on) to yellow/orange (off). At first it wasn't that bad. When I switched pages on the internet, scrolled, or highlighted something on the page it would flash.
It steadily got worse, going from internet pages to flashing on and off right when I turned the computer on, all through the loading and welcome screens.
I thought maybe it was just the monitor, so I switched it out and hooked up my old hp pavilion mx70 monitor.

That monitor worked perfectly fine with my old tower, but when hooked up to my new one it... Erm, got 'static-y'. It looked like an old TV that had a VHS tape in the player, being re-wound. I know that sounds odd, but it was like spikes from the side of the screen surging inwards. I thought it was because the monitor was so much older than the tower. Soon the static got steadily worse, and I used it for about a day before it got to be too much.

I switched to Safe Mode with Networking on the hp monitor, to see what would happen, and it was fine! No static. Today, I switched back to my LCD monitor and put that into Safe Mode with Networking and no b... Read more

A:Solved: Monitor or Tower problem? Monitor is blinking on and off.

Video card is busted. When in safe mode, the video card's drivers are not loaded, so the card does not function at "full blast". It will not cause trouble because of that.
Dell model would help finding a replacement, but it can well be assumed that there's a PCI-E 16x slot for add-on graphics. This would be a cheap replacement in that case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121302

This is all an assumption on the most propable cause. The problem could also be your power supply or motherboard, but those are pretty unlikely.
 

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Vostro 200 Mini Tower tries to start, shuts down, then repeats until the power button is pressed to stop the cycle.
The power button is steady amber
The blue drive activity light turns on
MOBO light is on
All fans (CPU, GPU, PSU, Case) are working
Video card removed and reseated
Memory modules removed and reseated
PSU connector to MOBO reseated
CMOS battery replaced
All connectors feel solidly connected, yet there seems to be no power to the monitor or the keyboard.
I've disconnected power, drained residual power and reconnected the power.  The cycling continues.
I would appreciate some other suggestions on what I can try (like - why the monitor and keyboard are not receiving power from the computer).

Thank you.

A:Vostro 200 Mini Tower tries to start, shuts down, then repeats

   RJ318
The PSU could be fine, I found it best to test with a 'Known' working unit.
My thoughts are, is it worth, spending money on a 9+- year old system?
But a Dell OEM refurbished/used motherboard can be purchased for $24.99 + S&H from Here:
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Motherboard-Inspiron-Systems-Compatible/dp/B003CO0WQS
Note:  Unfortunately, while you can make an informed diagnosis, sometimes computer troubleshooting, is diagnostics by substitution.
Bev.

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Hi,

I recently bought a Lenova 510S Desktop PC and an Asus monitor and everything was working fine. It has windows 10 pre-installed. Having used it for a few months, the desktop tower randomly shuts off power to the monitor, keyboard, and mouse, but stays on. The Monitor does not turn blue (no HDMI signal) but remains black. Lights on the keyboard and mouse turn off but the tower remains powered.

This is odd and it has happened twice now, almost once fortnightly and I don't know what is causing it. I am new to WIndows 10 and am unable to look for clues or error dumps. There is no error message and I cannot do anything. Pressing the CD drive, the drive functions as it should so there is power there. Trying to switch the usb cables to the other USB ports were of no help as they did not power the hardware.

I end up pressing the power button and forcing a restart. Everything else runs fine.

It is a very compact tower with 64 bit OS, GT530 onboard graphics, and I think a 180W PSU (I think). It has never been opened up before.

Has anyone experienced this or can help pin point the exact cause?
 

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about a week ago I was given a used Sony Vaio desktop model RS310 with XP, 256 ram, 2.8hgz, and a 80gig HD.
The owner had the PC (layed on its side) in a box in the garage for maybe 2 years or less. The PC outer case was pretty dirty, but the inside had your typical dustiness. But I took the whole PC apart and cleaned it like new. Used only liquid cleaners on non electronic boards and such.

Ok, here are the issues
XP boots fine, but when the tower is moved around the Sony Vaio Monitor would shut off, along with the keyboard and mouse. But both fans, and DVD drive were still functional (maybe HD too, but I cant tell). The PC would reboot automactially, sometimes it wouldn't.
I checked the Sony monitor/keyboard/mouse on my other PC to make sure they weren't faulty and they worked perfectly. When the Sony Vaio was up and running normal, I moved the back ports around, the monitor/keyboard/mouse/internet cables and were functioning perfectly.
But this time when I slightly tilted the Tower back, these issues returned. After having the PC on for about 30mins without movement the PC would of all of a sudden do these problems again, sometimes reboot other times not.

Now the PC stays on for hours, sometimes restarts, other times it doesn't. I don't even bother moving the PC around Im too scared. I been able to do all important updates on XP, with SP3.

So the question I have, what do some of you guys think it might be? I personally think the Power Supply might ... Read more

A:Solved: Sony Vaio PC Shuts down when tower is moved

I think its he Power supply unit, but i want to get a second opinion. Also how do I edit my post, so I can ask which PSU I should buy. I dont want to make another thread.
thx
 

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Hi all

I have at present 4No monitors all working ok except for the touch aspect.
I can get the touch working on one of the touch screens but not the other.
monitor confifuration are
[touchscreen][ordinary screen][ordinary screen][touchscreen]

basically a touch screen has a mouse enabled via the usb connection.
I can flip the touch from either side by changing the primary monitor status.

I the tablet mode the "make windows more touch-friendly when using your device as a tablet" this is disabled.
also if i go into control panel and search for tablet there should be a function "tablet that will let me select which monitor is a tablet.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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hello i want from you to help me i bought laptop lenovo g50-80 touch from amazon it was working good until something happened then the monitor touch screen didnt work at the first it was working very good but now it doesnt want to work i searched for solution but i didnt find anything also the numbers on the right side of the keyboard doesnt work either even if i activate the num lock button  plz answer me and thank you

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The touch-screen monitors are probably more expensive than your regular LCD Monitor...

A:Will anyone buy a touch-screen monitor just to use the touch feature?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824205010Just a little more expensive. I think I would get one?

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My display shuts off, lost signal, windows freezes, tower stays running without a hiccup.My display or displays shut off and windows freezes when playing games. It started with Fps game loading inside of a window the size of the screen instead of full screen. I then tried playing another graphically demanding game with the settings maxed and the display shut off after several minutes of gameplay. Over time it gradually got worse and worse until it would shut off the display as soon as it loaded windows. I thoroughly cleaned the entire case and components, cleaned and recovered the system back a couple years and I got a full week of Gaming on maxed out settings without issue. Repeating the same steps didn't yield the same results and the display shuts off. At around certain points every time in certain games the display will lose signal. Its been like this for over a year and I think I narrowed it down to faulty drivers or overheating gpu. If it's faulty drivers, do I delete all present drivers and replace them with the newest? If it's a overheating gpu, do I take it apart and replace the thermal paste? Any suggestions? I maybe completely wrong?




PC/Desktop:Custom build
OS:Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
CPU:AMD Phenom II x6 1075t
Motherboard:Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
Memory:Patriot 4g DDR3 x2
Graphics Card(s):GeForce GTX 560 ti 1024mb
Sound Card:Onboard
Monitor(s) Displays:SCEA 24" stereoscopic 3D Dispay
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A:Display shuts off, lost signal, widows freezes, tower stays running.

Hello and welcome Atemup mate the GPU driver would be a good start Drivers | GeForce it is the latest driver and did wonders for my three desktops.

You could also check this
UsingHW Info PSU

Download HW Info and pick the right bit version - HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download -(copyand paste this site into the search bar) If you do not need the runninginformation in the smaller right hand panel close it. In the left hand windowclick on the + for the individual device groupings and they will open out tothe various components.

Go on opening out further until you get to the device itself. click on it and it will highlight. In the right hand window there will be a very detailed description of that device as in brand, speeds model number etc etc These are very detailed and are just what is needed for searching for drivers etc.

To get the PSU volts you need to select the Sensor button circled in yellow in the pic for PSU testing do the same and scroll down the readout as in my pic to where it has Nuvoton = yours might be a different section name / title. Post back a pic of that please.

If you want a more definitive test see this http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/301799-psu-test-dc-output-voltage.html but please only use a digital multimeter and not an analogue as they inject typically 9v into a circuit to test and into a 3.3v or 5v rail - not a good idea!!see the partial pic of the correct sort of meter in that tutorial. details if you scroll down that listing.

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Hi,I have a Lenova 510S Desktop PC (few months old) and an Asus monitor and everything was working fine. It has windows 10 pre-installed. Over the past month, the desktop tower randomly shuts off power to the monitor, keyboard, and mouse, but stays on. The Monitor does not turn blue (no HDMI signal) but remains black and powered. Lights on the keyboard and mouse turn off but the tower remains powered.This is odd and it has happened twice now, almost once fortnightly and I don't know what is causing it. I am new to Windows 10 and do not know how to find out more about this. There is no error message and I cannot do anything. Pressing the CD drive, the drive functions as it should so there is power there. Trying to switch the usb cables around to the other USB ports were of no help as they did not power the hardware.I end up pressing the power button and forcing a restart. Everything else runs fine.It is a very compact tower with 64 bit OS, GT530 onboard graphics, and I think a 180W PSU (I think). It has never been opened up before and I cannot tell when it will happen again but this is not normal.Has anyone experienced this or can help pin point the exact cause?

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A friend recently gave me an old tower of his with Windows XP installed. He did not give me a monitor. I was hoping I could use a VGA monitor cable and be able to plug that cable into my laptop and the tower but I am having difficulties. There is no place for me to "physically" boot up to that tower. Do I need to buy another/different cable to do something like this?

A:Tower with no Monitor

  
Quote: Originally Posted by codyw


A friend recently gave me an old tower of his with Windows XP installed. He did not give me a monitor. I was hoping I could use a VGA monitor cable and be able to plug that cable into my laptop and the tower but I am having difficulties. There is no place for me to "physically" boot up to that tower. Do I need to buy another/different cable to do something like this?


Don't even think about using the laptop screen as the desktop monitor unless you know exactly what you are doing, how the desktop was configured, etc. What you are proposing is having the XP desktop set up like a headless server, connecting the desktop and laptop via a crossover cable (or connecting to a network) then "running" the desktop using remote access from the laptop. Not a simple undertaking.

Buy a cheap used monitor and keyboard for the desktop - it's cheaper than replacing a fried laptop!

Regards,
GEWB

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I'm looking to upgrade my dad's computer setup. He has a Gateway with Windows 98 -- all hardware from around '97 or '98. It needs upgraded so I wanted to get something like this new tower, but he wants to keep the same monitor. Will a 10+ year old monitor work with a modern tower?
 

A:Getting a new tower for old monitor

it will definitely work , it will just look like crap.. its totally worth getting an LCD if what you currently have is an older CRT monitor
 

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About 6 months ago, i was moving furniture around in my room and whilst moving, my tower fell over and hit my carpet, and the case cracked. Ive been using my older tower for quite some time now. Ive deleted all viruses, spyware, addware...still didnt help. anyways to the point..I tried to hook up my other tower, which is alot better, but whenever i hook it up and turn it on, i get no reaction from the monitor. Ive tried unplugging and replugging it, and the dell symbol shows up on my monitor but then my monitor goes blank. Ive tried hitting f8 many times, but nothing comes up. Can anyone help me? Ive also opened my tower, cleared any dust, and all parts are connected as they should be.
 

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Hi, I just got a pre-built iBuypower gaming PC with a new monitor today and I set up everything and put everything together from VGA to HDMI, but nothing is working. The monitor is still black. The only time the monitor shows something is when I turn it on after a few seconds in which it flashes its logos and goes black and then my power LED for the monitor starts blinking blue. My friends told me that PROBABLY my graphics card is not sending a signal to my monitor (I also tried this on my old computer and it still didn't show anything on the screen at all.) How do I fix this? I don't really know anything about computers THAT much so if you tell me to dissemble can you please tell me how to? I just want my monitor to show something from my tower. My tower is working completely fine. The fans and everything is going and turns on perfectly. It's just that monitor that is not working and I don't know what to do anymore after working on this for 8 hours.

EDIT - I found out it isn't my monitor. Since I tried it with my laptop and it works. It's my PC. Now how do I fix that?

A:New monitor is not showing anything from my new tower.

Why are you using the VGA output? If this is a new PC and monitor they should both have DVI.

Or at least use (DVI to HDMI) or (HDMI to HDMI).

Check in BIOS for a preferred output device setting. Read the manual. Also check monitor for a source select button.

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Hi, I just bought a new tower, Acer 603G-Uw13, and hooked it up by an hdmi cord the vizio tv I have been using. When the towers starts the loading symbol appears in 4 places across the screen in a line. Then when the desktop loads up, it cuts off the bottom 3rd of the screen to black. The desktop is repeated 3 times across the top 2/3 of the screen. I'm close to clueless when it comes to PC's. So any and all help is much appreciated.

*Update* Friend came over and fixed it. No idea how.
 

A:New tower same hd tv monitor: not working the same

I betting it was with the resolution for the TV. Either the TV settings or GPU settings not set correctly.
 

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Forgive me if this is a redundant topic but I surfed thru many pages to try and find a similar topic.Got a tower here that I am troubleshooting for my sister.tower would turn on, get to the tower flash screen, then shut back off. So I treplaced the power supply and unplugged the monitor cable from the onboard plug and I tried 2 different video cards, a PCI and an AGP style.all fans and such come on, no strange noises, and no confirmation beeps when it boots. I even yanked the HDD to gain access to it to save some data, but this tower still wont fire up the monitor. I have the orange light right now, and it never goes green.Any clues?Motherboard shot?Looks to be a Biostar MB in a CISNET tower..whatever that is!I can pick up a new MB if that's the problem, but wanted to bounce it off someone in here first.Thank You.

A:Monitor will not fire up from tower

Have you tried to "reset" the bios with the jumper on the motherboard?

It is possible that a BIOS setting is keeping the video from being enumerated at bootup.

Hope this helps,

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Hi there, i'm having an issue where I would be browsing the web, watching Netflix, playing a game or even just going through files and the computer would just go right to a black screen where the backlit LED lights are still visible and the monitors blue ON glow is still active and I would look over at the PC and it would still be on. All noises from shows id be watching would play then cut out like they were interrupted and when i unplug the video cord and plug it back in all i get is a white static screen then it will usually go back to black backlit screen. I have searched all over to find out the issue that is causing this but i just can't figure it out. I would even hold the power button to restart the PC and the moment it would restart and be back at the home screen it would happen again. Please help!

PC specs: CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus Gene VI
Power Supply: Corsair HX 750
Ram: G.Skill Sniper 1866 16GB
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
 

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Right now I am really annoyed and fustrated. I have an E machines Winows XP, and it is doing the same thing that it did before I took it into Best Buy. Last time I took it in, I had to wait two months for it, then it didn't work again because something was wrong with the mother board they put in and that cost me two extra weeks. I finally get it back in January and now it is doing the same thing again and I refuse to take it back to Best Buy. This is what it is doing:

The monitor has this window that always shows up and blinks when the tower is not on that says
SELF CHECK
CHECK YOUR PC
MONITOR IS WORKING

Apparently, this is pretty much nothing because I can't self check, check PC or see if the monitor is working.
What should happen is when I turn the tower on, this huge white E should show up and the user names whould show up afterwards, but it doesn't.
The tower makes the sound that its on, but the same SELF CHECK window is still blinking as if the monitor never recognized that the tower is on.
I can't do anything with this computer and I would like a simple fix that doesn't cost me three months again and the worry of my C drive being erased because I have important files that I can't back up because the computer won't turn on in the first place.

Please help me.
 

A:monitor and tower troubles *again*

Hello and Welcome...
Make sure your video connection's aren't loose. Check that where your monitor plugs into the pc hasn't worked loose.. It could also be a bad cable.. If you are comfortable opening up the case and it has a video card (as opposed to the video being intergrated with the motherboard) check that it hasn't come loose as well. If you have access to a different monitor you might try it on your pc also. Something else you can try is resetting the 'CMOS'. While inside the case look for a battery attached to the motherboard. I will look like a large watch battery.. take it out , wait a couple of minutes and then put it back.. If the machine is stuck in a CMOS error this should clear that.
 

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I have a question about my HP Pavillion. I'm running XP and when I go to start the computer the tower sounds like it's booting up normally however when the monitor is turned on, the indicator light turns green then it automatically, less than 2 seconds later, turns orange..its as if the monitor shuts itself off. Also, the keyboard lights don't flash when the tower is booted up. I tried hooking another monitor up and the same thing happens. I got a tip to try bootdisk.com but I really don't know what i'm looking for. I was also told it could be a battery but again, I really don't know. Any help would be *greatly* appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:Tower Works but No Monitor

Hello and welome to TSG!

First, check the signal cable plug on the monitor do not have missing pins. If the monitor end of the signal cable can also be removed, check that as well.

Next, open the case and see if all your fans are working (the case fan, video card fan, power supply fan, processor fan, etc.)

You could also check to see if your video card is seated correctly in the motherboard.

I hope this helps!
 

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ok right now my monitor is roughly 10inches from my tower. i have heard that the magnets in the hard drives can mess up your monitor if placed too close. although i was never able to confirm this. should i move my tower? i figured 10 inches was plenty. there are no speakers even close to monitor. but i am considering buying a nice new monitor and i woud like to know before i place it where my old one was

it could just be my monitor it is old and cheap and is getting darker and darker and little lines are beginning to form.

any thoughts plz
 

A:Monitor too close to tower dangerous?

i wouldnt worry about your HDs messing up your monitor, unless you put a magnet on the screen your okay. definetly keep large powerfull speekers away from your Hard drives they are more sensitive.
 

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hello there, my desktop PC keeps randomly having the monitor go black with a message coming up saying no signal however this is not all. if i am watching a video it will loop the sound also, so its just turns into an elongated humming noise. does anyone know what to do? i have taken it to a technician he said he took it apart and rebuilt it and left it on for around 2-3 days and this didn't happen. over the course of 10 days he tested what he could and still did'nt know. i got the pc back around 3-4 days ago and it's only just started happening again. i have 7 fans and a big cpu heatsink so im not sure its temperature.

the computer remains on and humming normally throughout all of this. i have tried different hdmi cables also and no difference.

what info would you guys need?
 

A:PC monitor keeps going black but the tower still runs

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A friends pc (built by her dad so i've no idea what components) seems to have a loose connection somewhere internal or on the monitor cable (though im sure its not the cable-i've played round and it doesnt seem to matter) and the monitor only recieves a signal (reports no signal at all-so it doesnt even know it's plugged in) when the tower is on it's side-it's built in video (but an AGP slot is there too) on an intel board. Any ideas?
 

A:No Monitor Signal Unless Tower On Its Side

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My computer is an HP PRO 3515 mtpc. The processor is an A4-5300.I am visually impaired (macular degeneration) and need a larger monitor for word legibility. I have a 22" monitor, but it is borderline at the largest magnification. I also need a magnifing glass as an aid. Any help or suggestions would be welcome.Thank You!

A:Will my tower computer support a 27" monitor?

Hi, Yes, it support 27" monitors BUT please note: only use FHD monitors (1920 x 1080). Regards.

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Hi again! so I had this issue before and I had help with someone saying it mightve been the graphics card. Well, I replaced it with a new one and I didnt experience the issue for a few days, but just a half hour ago it happened again, twice. So it's been narrowed down, it isn't the GPU like most of my friends thought, but I have no way of checking if its anything else due to a backup power supply being too low wattage and well that would be about the only other part I have haha. This issue is really causing my anxiety to hit new levels as I just can't figure this out, I have never experienced this before till about the beginning of march, I thought it was driver issues but I went through older and newer ones to no avail, and my monitor is just fine, I have already tested that theory. Could it be the modular power cables attached to the graphics card? Could it be the motherboard failing? My BIOS is also at stock, nothing is overclocked and speccy is reporting everything at normal temps. Please Help!

PC Specs:
CPU: Intel i5 4690K Devil's Canyon
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 100 ME (the 4G one thats red, but green)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus Gene VI Z87 chipset
Power Supply:Corsair HX750 750Watt (not the hx 750i)
Ram: G.Skill Sniper 16GB 1866 DDR3
 

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Hello! I was cleaning the fans in my tower bC they needed it, and when I put the case back on, and went to use the computer, the monitors are on but not waking up. It is like they have no idea the computer is on and I'm waiting for them to function. What could I have done??
 

A:tower cleaning / monitor issue

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somethin is not right here....my tower is turned on but there is no signal goin to the monitor....and the lights on the tower lights is now red....one of my dvd drivers open half way and the other just wont open...it has to be the damn voltage settings on my power supply

the story is there was a shutdown in my area for almost 12 hours becuz the city needed to rewire and fix some **** on the ground.

and when the power was up again...this happened.

i thought at first it was a bios issue so i took out that little round thing out of the motherboard and put it back but no luck......

my powersuppy is a 500w antec.....and i have a gigabyte motherboard.

the bad thing about my powersupply is theres no voltage switcher....so i dont know how to adjust it...... ANY HELP well be appreciated
 

A:TOWER lights up but monitor no signal

You have a few misperceptions on how things work... such as voltage switcher on the power supply. You don't want to mess with the power supply.
Your problem could be power supply, hard drive, video graphics, or memory failure... or some other problem.
You can help us help you by posting your computuer brand and model as well as operating system, age of the unit, memory installed, and type of video graphics.
Further, we would like to know what antivirus software, Antispyware, and rootkit snoopers you have installed.
What was going on with your computer when the power failure hit? As that seems critical.
What was that little round thing? A CMOS battery with the number 2032?
 

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Not sure if i'm in the right place or not so apologies in advance.
I've just bought a new tower with Windows 7 on it and tried installing it today, it's now 12 hours later and i cannot get monitor, keyboard, mouse to work. They were working last night with the old tower. The light comes on the monitor but turns to orange and says No signal.
The buttons on the front don't wnat to work at all i have to use the one at the back and i have no clue what to do next.
I thought it would be a good idea to buy exactly what i wanted but maybe i've made a mistake and should have bought one 'all in'.
Trouble is i'd bought the accessories not too long ago and i was loathe to buy new just for the sake of it.

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Hi guys, was having a discussion today at work about how I would much rather have a PC tower than a laptop, and it got me thinking, is there a way send a wireless video signal from a PC Tower to a PC Monitor?

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A:Is there a way to connect a PC Tower wirelessly to a PC Monitor

You can send HDMI over wireless. Some reviews of wireless HDMI transmitters here.

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Two weeks ago when I started my desktop the computer booted up and shows the desktop screen but when I touch any key the comp shot down instantly.
Friend suggested to try on booted safe mode, and I will try that as soon as when I get home. I cannot a DDS log at this time because I can't run anything at this time.
You've could call this machine unbootable, except that it showed the desktop icons.
Joey
My system is win 7

A:Desktop boots up but shuts down when I touch any key.

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I have an Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower with an i5-2400 and integrated Intel HD 2000 video.
The case has both a VGA and Display Port connector, I am presently using the VGA port. I am investigating going for a Dual Monitor setup and am confused whether I can do so without having to purchase a discrete video card. I am reading conflicting reports that some say yes and others no. Can some kind soul please confirm one way or the other ?
I do not use the PC for gaming, it is work only with the occasional video and web browsing. Mainly I need dual monitor for multiple file editing, scripting, database programming etc.
Many thanks, Fin.

A:Optiplex 790 Mini-Tower Dual Monitor ?

Hi Fin,
OptiPlex 790's onboard video solution supports both VGA and DisplayPort at the same time. You can connect two monitors to the computer without adding a discrete card.
Please let me know if you need further information.

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Not sure if I'm able to set up dual monitors with my 750-167c tower.  It looks as though there is only one video output.  Is that correct?

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Hi there, Matt lost monitor signal while tower is still on. IP address of the tower can't be detected. Checked windows logs says Kernel power 41 error. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Matt Lost monitor signal while tower is still on

Code:
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nscm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nscm.sys
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, 0, fffff88004059738, fffff88004058f90}

Probably caused by : nscm.sys ( nscm+37f2 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Looks like an issue with Novell. You will need to contact them to resolve the issue.

See:
Support | Random blue screen caused by NSCM.SYS

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So, I understand that the Prodesk 600 G1 with a Intel i5-4590 CPU supports up to 3 displays using the 1 VGA and 2 Display Ports. My question is, if I install an AMD Radeon HD5450 GFx card (1 VGA, 1 HDMI and 1 DVi - supporting up to 2 displays): 1. Does it disable the onboard GFx?2. If not, will I be able to support 5 displays or will I still be limited to 3?

A:HP ProDesk 600 G1 Tower - Multiple Monitor Support

Hi, 1. Yes,2. Good luck with 3 displays. Regards.

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Aloha,I have a dell monitor that has only HDMI and other inputs. I have it connected to a Pavillion desk top that only has dvi outputs. I am using a startech dvi-d to hdmi adapter. I have downloaded the driver for the dell monitor. If I just plug it in to the desktop it does not pick it up. If I hook the old monitor up to the other dvi input and have them both plugged in the dell does work. If I turn the computer off, again it wont pick up the dell monitor on start up.Might it be the adapter?

A:dell monitor not recognizing pavillion tower

The issue is the adapter. There shouldn't be a need for a driver.

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is there an abdaptor i can use and if so where do i buy one my new tower is a HPslimline model 260=p030xt  ------when i bought new tower salesman said evertthing would connect ----old tower was HP PAVILLION ELITE  HPE    THANKS ROR ANY INFO

A:Bought new tower but monitor cord won't fit new plug in take...

@KC-13 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Here is a link to the specs for your HP tower PC:  https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05152614 Under the Back I/O Ports it shows both VGA and HDMI video jacks. You would need an adapter to connect either of these to your monitor, if it does not have either a VGA or HDMI jack.Good Luck

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Because of the software I use, I definitely have to use Windows 7.   I'm open to any upgrades and I am more concerned about things running smoothly and problem free rather than price.

I already have 16GB of RAM, and a 2TB SSD.  
What would you suggest as far as power supply, graphics card, or whatever, to be able to run smoothly a 5K monitor?

Thanks in advance!

  

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Bought the following brand new at Best Buy on 8/22/14, and trying to get setup:

Lenovo K450e desktop tower, keyboard, and mouse.
LG 22MP56HQ monitor
MS Office 2013 (key code)
Webroot internet security (disc)
After connecting everything according to the instruction of both the Lenovo and LG instructions, double & triple checking all parts accounted for and connected properly, here's what happened..

Lenovo tower boots up fine, disc drive in tower opens and closes properly, Lenovo keyboard and mouse both detected. Great so far except...

LG monitor does not turn on at all. In the back of the monitor, two things are connected:
blue HDMI connector with pins on both sides is connected to HDMI connection in back of tower.
AC DC adapter plugged into electrical outlet and other end directly into monitor.

Everything works when power booted up except monitor shows no life - no light indicator, and black screen. Monitor just doesn't turn on at all.

There are driver discs for both lenovo win 8.1 and the LG monitor, and like I said, I can insert them into the tower and close, but nothing happens on the monitor display. Best Buy said it should be no issue using the LG monitor with the Lenovo PC tower. They will charge me $100 to come out to my home, even though I bought two year Geek Squad plan, They also said I would still get charged even if they were unable to get me setup.

Seems like there is one probably really easy fix, but I don't want to pay $100 to ... Read more

A:Monitor hooked up to tower, but doesn't turn on

If no standby LED on monitor, is there a separate on/off switch on the side of the monitor?
With LG there are usually manual buttons for CH+- & vol +- plus On/Off (although I have seen monitors with no on/off at all.)
Also check for 'hidden' buttons on the front lower edge of frame or under the front (right) edge.
I would try a different mains lead/cord that is known to to work, also check for a fuse in the plug, could be missing, or isolated with plastic foil.
Even with no inputs the monitor would show a 'No Signal' sign if it was working.
If no 'standby' LED and you have a separate AC to DC adapter block then that could be the problem. All monitors I've seen have a direct AC connection though.
If it then does work, the on-screen menu will need to be selected, and 'input' changed to HDMI.
 

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Sometimes it comes on and while working it will display a blue screen and "shutting down" appeears.  Then sometimes it will restart by itself. Now it trys to start then immediatley shuts down???? Help.  This unit is used very little and sits on my desk at home, basically to pay bills...

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In the last two weeks my HP Envy 27 Recline Touchsmart All in One k350xt CTO has powered down and won't power back on properly several times.  Tried the power button, no response.  Disconnected all sources of power to the computer and still no response after reconnecting power source and pressing the power button. Attempted the same process a second time and after a few minutes the computer finally powered up.  Please advise. This computer was purchased 8 months ago with Miscrosoft Windows 10 installed. Thank you.

A:HP Envy 27 Recline All in one touch screen shuts down and wo...

I meant this post to be public, praise the abacus!  So copied from what was sent as a private message. Hi there @brsrcu, May the Forums be with you!  It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel.  I understand that your computer is not powering on properly, but after removing power and trying again it will power on.  I am happy to help with this. Please post the full product number for your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information. HP Desktop PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number? Was your system running Windows 10, prior to that time, or does this issue coincide with a WIndows 10 upgrade? Assuming for now the issue coincides with a Windows 10 installation, you can try HP PCs - Sleep and Hibernate Issues (Windows 10, 8).  Another helpful document is: HP Desktop PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows 10,8), and focus on the power related symptoms unless there is a change. Please let me know whether that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.  

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I have an Envy 700-074 tower with two monitors connected via the onboard DVI ports. How can I connect a third monitor?- should I buy an additional graphics card and risk interrupt issues with the motherboard provided DVI ports?   OR- should I buy a USB monitor or USB adapter for my third monitor?- is there another option?  

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Title, but this is a newly refurbished computer. Monitors (plural) brand new. Got the new everything. Set it up. Randomly the monitors would go black. Within 5 seconds the audio would turn off (sometimes it would cut back in for a second at random intervals). There were at least 2 occasions the tower died without prompting after that.

I used my warranty and got a newly refurbished version of the same computer, one they tested before it left their warehouse. While they ran diagnostics on the computer I sent back. I had the same issue, they found no problems with the computer I sent back. I tried using only one of my monitors using VGA, then the other one with VGA, then the first one using the display port to HDMI then next monitor the same way. Nope. Different plug for the tower and the monitors; tried that. Different circuit than the original same plug for both monitor and tower. Nope. I think something is wrong with my set up, or some software because I don't think it's the tower. No clue what it could be. Please help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 650 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7991 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -324 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (900 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 304Ah
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

A:Monitor dies, then audio's out, tower has died afterward

I would check if you need to update your drivers. Those can usually be found at the manufacturer's site (ie: Dell drivers for a Dell PC). Run those updates first.
 

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running Vista Home Premium
this is an eMachines T5086
The desktop computer is less than 2 years old.
We just moved. Now when I turn on the computer, it will make its whirling sounds then it will beep 3 times..like error beeps. The monitor will display "no signal". So I tried another monitor...same message. What could be wrong with it all of a sudden? This is the kids computer and they are sad

A:turn tower on..beeps 3 times..no image on monitor

To me it could be one of three things if you are comfertable going inside the computer try reseating the ram or if there are two sticks take one out and see if it will boot up if not put it back and take out the other stick and try to boot up if it will boot up with just one stick then the other stick is bad. to test the power supply see if your cd or dvd drive will open are there any lights showing? If its none of the above its your motherboard most probably a capicitators blown or something see if you can spot any dark marks like burn marks on the motherboard. Well I hope its the ram.

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I have a Micronics M6MI that has a very strange behavior, as long as you use the machine its fine, if you leave for a little while and go to try to move the mouse it shuts off.

The power supply is atx and the mouse is PS/2

Any ideas?
 

A:Computer shuts off if left idle a while and I touch the mouse

What's your Windows OS ?

Sounds like a Power Management related issue.
Go to: Control Panel -> Power
Change all 3 options to "never"
Does the problem persist?

If so, then take a look in the BIOS under Power Management and look for any anomalies.
 

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Hello all, I have a G500S Touch and am currently running Win-10 64bit. I have been having an issue with the system turning off whenever I unplug the ac adapter. It doesn't shut down in the normal sense, but, just turns off. Power management settings our on default and battery is at 100%. I bought a new battery thinking that was the issue,but, it is still doing the same thing. I've ran scans through lenovo solutions and it reads that everything is good. Kind of at a loss at what to do next. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Scott

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